15 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & Italy Itinerary

Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h
Formentera, Spain
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  5​h 30​min
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
Positano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Newark, United States

1
day
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

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Newark, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Formentera.

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Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

3
days
Formentera, Spain

Formentera
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Ses Illetes and Playa de Llevant.

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Fly from Madrid to Formentera in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Formentera are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are a bit warmer (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

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Playa de Ses Illetes
Playa de Ses Illetes
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant
Playa Ses Platgetes ©
Playa Ses Platgetes

3
days
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cala Comte and Cala Bassa. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Catamaran Ibiza Charteralia, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium Cap Blanc.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town itinerary planner.

Getting from Formentera to Ibiza Town by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Kentucky Derby
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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Cala Bassa ©
Cala Bassa
Castle of Ibiza ©
Castle of Ibiza

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ciutadella Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona tour planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Capri.

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La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Ciutadella Park ©
Ciutadella Park

2
days
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro Chairlift, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, then get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Carthusia, explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, admire the natural beauty at Gardens of Augustus, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Capri trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Capri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Capri, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Tours

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Anacapri
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Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni

1
day
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 26th (Wed), look for gifts at Nana' Positano and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Positano travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Capri to Positano by ferry takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Shopping
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Nana' Positano ©
Nana' Positano

2
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): cool off at Zoomarine.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica di San Pietro, Zoomarine
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Zoomarine ©
Zoomarine
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro

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